Ragging is a criminal offence as per the Supreme Court verdict. Ragging in all its forms, within or outside the University Campus is totally banned..
Any conduct by a student, whether by words spoken or written or by an act which includes physical abuse, lewd acts, teasing, rough or rude treatment, indulging in rowdy, undisciplined and obscene activities which cause or are likely to cause annoyance, undue hardships, physical or psychological harm or mental trauma or raise apprehension or fear in a fresher / junior student or other students or forcing a student to do any act which such a student is not willing to do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment or danger to student’s life or adversely affects the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student.
- Abetment / instigation to ragging.
- Criminal conspiracy to rag.
- Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging.
- Public nuisance created during ragging.
- Violation of decency and morals through ragging.
- Injury to body, causing hurt / mental trauma or grievous hurt.
- Wrongful restraint.
- Wrongful confinement.
- Use of criminal force.
- Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences.
- Criminal trespass.
- Offences against property.
- Criminal intimidation.
- Attempt to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim.
- Physical or psychological humiliation
- Any act / abuse by spoken words, e-mails, snail mails, blogs, public insults etc.
- Any act that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of a student
- All other offences arising from the definition of “Ragging”.
- To address seniors as ‘Sir’
- To perform mass drill
- To copy class notes for Seniors
Whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or instigates ragging inside or outside the University shall be punished, depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence, as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the University. The possible punishment for those found guilty of ragging at the University level shall be any one or any combination of the following:
- Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges
- Withholding / withdrawing scholarships / fellowship and other benefits
- Forfeiting Campus Placement opportunities / recommendations
- Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process
- Withholding of results
- Debarring from representing the University in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, outing, competitions etc.
- Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel
- Cancellation of Admission
- Rustication from the University for a period, ranging from 1 to 4 semesters
- Expulsion from the University and consequent debarring from admission to any other University for a specific period.
- Fine of Rupees 25,000/-
- Collective punishment: When the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the University shall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers.
- Rigorous imprisonment upto three years. In addition, in case of every single incident of ragging, a First Information Report (FIR) will be filed with the local police authorities. The possible punishment includes rigorous imprisonment (in compliance with the order of Supreme Court of India)